Now that I’m student teaching, I’ve been spending a lot more time browsing through teacher-related ideas and items on sites like Pinterest and Etsy. With school in session and the holiday season coming up before you know it (not to mention World Teachers’ Day on October 5th), I decided to put together a list of my top 10 favorite teacher gifts on Etsy! All of the items on this list are designed with teachers in mind and/or are customizable, and they come from various Etsy stores. Whether you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a special teacher in your life or just want to give them random “you’re the best!” teacher gifts, this guide is a good place to start! Click each item link to be directed to the specific Etsy listing.
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As someone who grew up in a teaching family and is now in the education field myself, I can guarantee you that your teacher friend has TONS of stuff to lug around everyday. Homework, school supplies, water bottles, coffee… having a cute, personalized teacher tote bag is the way to go! This one is by STRGembroidery and costs $24.99.
I came across several really cute shirts during my Etsy search, and this raglan personalized grade shirt is one of them! While your teacher may not be able to wear their shirt during the school day due to school dress codes, you can be sure they’ll be rocking it outside of the classroom! This customizable raglan from Zoey’s Attic is $22.50.
This EAT SLEEP TEACH REPEAT shirt from HelloFoxCo is a steal at $20! When you’re passionate about teaching, you might feel like your life revolves around sharing knowledge with others… and that’s a good thing!
I’m a huge fan of tiny, understated jewelry, and this wish bracelet is a perfect example! Featuring the quintessential teacher’s apple, this dainty apple charm is sure to delight! Find it at MakeaWishXO for only $5!
Remember how I mentioned that I consider cute bags to be a teacher essential? Here’s a cute tote from Elaine’s Crafts. It’s only $19.95, personalized, and has a really cute apple design!
As a student and now as a teacher, I’ve always loved the little added touch of stamps and stickers on assignments. This personalized “like” stamp is a super cute option! It’s from GlitterPuff, and it’s $15.95.
The teacher voice is a real and widely noted phenomenon. Every teacher has their own teacher voice, and it’s almost akin to having a superpower. Warn people of your teacher voice-powers with this cute mug from PrintsInPyjamas for $12.23.
How cute are these colorful, personalized apple travel mugs from ThePinkPolkaDotCC!? For only $14.40, you can feed your teacher’s coffee addiction and help her look classroom-ready while doing it. Not gonna lie, this went on my Christmas wishlist the second I saw it! Your teacher friend/kid’s teacher is sure to love one.
While we’re on the topic of teachers and coffee… this shirt is absolutely perfect. Sold for $19 by HelloFoxCo, it’s got an adorable design and it’s SO TRUE. Have a coffee-loving teacher in your life? Grab this shirt for her and pair it with a coffee mug/Starbucks card for an absolutely perfect Christmas or teacher appreciation gift!
Confession time – I have tons and tons of notepads, and I keep collecting them. Despite living in the age of the iPhone, there’s something about actually jotting down a physical note that is incredibly satisfying (and it’s not like you can whip your phone out to take down a note during the middle of a class)! This cute pencil notepad is $8 and created by elsey Emma Designs. It’s personalized and perfect for the teacher who has a lot on their mind!
So there you have it- ten amazing teacher gifts from Etsy! Going that extra mile to order custom, personalized items can really make Christmas and teacher appreciation gifts extra special. I hope that I’ve given you some inspiration for the next time you’re looking for teacher gifts! Which is your favorite?
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